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Summer Voyage 2012

Port Hawkesbury to Pugwash

27 July 2012 By Kate “Bob” Addison 9pm on Friday evening, and Picton Castle is at 45º54.0’N, 062º40.8’W in the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We’ve been at or near the same position for a couple of hours now, our 1 knot speed of advance entirely due to the current and […]

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Charles W. Morgan Summer Voyage 2012

Gloucester

By Kate “Bob” Addison 16 July 2012 Monday morning and it’s cool and foggy here on the Picton Castle as we sail up from Gloucester, Massechusetts towards Nova Scotia at the beginning of the end of our summer of Tall Ships. The fog’s been with us almost since we left and it’s chilly enough to […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Halifax

By Kate “Bob” Addison Tuesday morning finds Picton Castle sailing northeast along the coast from Halifax which was the hub of the Nova Scotia tall ship festivals. From there the fleet has divided into two to visit the Nova Scotia outports. Picton Castle along with Bounty, Gazela, Peacemaker and company are heading north towards Port […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Newport

By Kate “Bob” Addison I’m sitting here amidships on the cargo hatch of the Barque Picton Castle under the awning, running the ship’s shop and using the moments of calm in between sales to type away on my laptop. It is a beautiful breezy summer day with SW winds blowing in off the sea. The […]

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Bosun Scool Summer Voyage 2012

Bristol Bosun School

4 July 2012 By Kate “Bob” Addison Picton Castle is heading south from Bristol, Rhode Island towards Newport, RI for the Ocean State Tall Ships event starting tomorrow. The sun’s come out after a greyish start to the day and hands are aloft right now loosing sail. Donald’s making lunch, looks amazing – fried chicken, […]

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Bosun Scool Summer Voyage 2012

Sailmaking and Aase’s Birthday

28 June, 2012 By Kate “Bob” Addison Firstly, Happy Birthday to AB Aase and thanks to Dr Jen and her gang for making the cream and berry layered cakes – yum! I am sitting in the gymnasium of an old empty granite military barrack in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. It’s a sunny summer’s day outside […]